Saturday, September 19, 2009

Strip quilts

We've been making lots of quilts using the Quick Strippie pattern (see the pattern by following the link to Mary's quilts in the sidebar).
This closeup shows the fabrics used in this one. So lively! The pattern goes together quickly and is a great way to showcase a fun novelty print.
Here's another quilt that looks like a strippie -- but it's not, it's a cheater panel! If you want an ultra-quick donation quilt, let the fabric do the work for you. :)

Quilts donated in late July

This fish quilt was such a fun project! Guild members appliqued fish onto a background ocean block, and the Linus committee put them together into a fish quilt (we actually have enough for 2 or 3 quilts). This one was finally quilted and bound. Yay!
We completed another string quilt with red center strips.
And this sweet quilt was donated. A child who likes purple will love it for sure!
This simple brick quilt is a great way to use up scraps!
This trip-around-the-world top was donated. What an interesting border!
If you click the photo for a closeup, you'll see that this is a whole-cloth train quilt -- on both sides! The side shown most in the photo would be fun for a young child to use with his or her toy trains.

A variety of quilts donated in early July

Look at this gorgeous batik top! Isn't it a stunner? This sophisticated top is a little larger than most we receive, making it ideal for a teenager. Thank you so much to the quilter who donated it!
The Linus committee also completed another string quilt at our worknight. Check for the heartstrings pattern link in the sidebar if you want to make one of these yourself. They are fun to make with your scraps.
The next two quilts are from easy squares kits. Judy G. has been cutting kits for us -- thank you, Judy! Collen J. put this kit together and quilted it, too.
I don't know who assembled this top, but thank you!
This top was pieced by a local quilter and donated to Project Linus to finish.
Here it is (the color is better in this photo) with the red dotted fabric and blue star binding showing.
Here's a photo of one of FOUR (!!!!) completed tops made from our guild block. Each one looks different, as every block uses different fabrics. These are very fun I Spy quilts for little kids.
And many thanks to Joe F., who is learning to use his longarm machine by quilting many of our donated tops.

Machine embroidered quilts

Marion R. has done it again! She's donated 3 adorable quilts with machine embroidery. So cute! Thanks, Marion!